Welcome to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation works to support the educational and charitable objectives of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce. We support young adults, and nurture the development of leaders in the LGBT community.

Dallas Crosswalk Project
The Dallas Crosswalk Project began in 2019 as a joint project between the Cedar Springs Merchant Association and LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation in conjunction with community and business leaders. The Crosswalk Project is a privately funded component of City of Dallas streetscape improvements underway in the Oak Lawn area.  The project will enhance the vibrancy and attractiveness of the area as a part of Dallas’ overall plan to brand and promote the various cultural and business districts/neighborhoods around the Central Business District (CBD) through distinctive design of key crosswalks in each area. The crosswalks on Cedar Springs will use the colorful stripes of the rainbow flag, symbolizing LGBT identity and pride. Your contribution to the Foundation’s Crosswalk Fund will assist us in maintaining the rainbow crosswalks for many years to come.

Click HERE to make your tax-deductible donation.

Photo rendering courtesy Dallas Morning News.

Since 2011, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation has funded nearly $100,000 in academic scholarships to deserving LGBT students throughout Texas.

In addition to providing scholarships in all areas of study, the Foundation also has four area specific scholarships available:

  • Rob Ruhlin Law Scholarship
  • Film & Television Scholarship
  • Veronica Marcum Nursing Scholarship
  • S.T.E.M. Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2023

Become part of the only leadership program designed specifically for the LGBT community.

This nine-month program provides participants with valuable skills and knowledge along with an historical view of the LGBT community and equality movement. Upon completion, participants will have a well-rounded understanding of the community.

I am extremely grateful to the GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation for selecting me to receive a Foundation Scholarship. Because of the support I received from the Foundation, I was able to complete my education and begin giving back to the community.

Pam Bowers, PhD, MSW